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The black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family, it normally flies only when disturbed. The Gallinaceous birds, as they are called, are important as seed dispersers and predators in the ecosystems they inhabit. Discovery: It’s a cloudy Sunday morning of May, 2021 and

Sylvester Alphonso brings another of his avian sightings from his birding chronicles. A small raptor found in the Indian sub-continent, the white-eyed buzzard. On a trip to a farm house in Karjat, I spotted a bird with white dazzling eyes. This

In the month of March 2021, we had brought to you a conversation with Latika Thukral of iamgurgaon on their inspiring work on restoring degraded landscapes in Gurgaon. The Chakkarpur-Wazirabad Bundh is one such project, and has provided immense respite

Asani Bhaduri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular and Computational Biology, better known as a Half-mad K-no-w-mad is back with his much-awaited Junglimericks, with a special edition on birds. Happy days are gone Lamented the Red-headed Trogon These idiots play bird call With those apps they install We

Balconies can be portals to many magical worlds. Shweta Mukundan discovers one such world in her neighbouring Laburnum tree, which consistently treats her senses via its incredible bird life. Balconies are great vantage points to witness what goes in the world outside.

A delightful member of the bulbul family of passerines, the Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) are highly vocal with a sweet melodic voice. The red colour of their name is difficult to see hidden beneath their tale. They are classified as “Least Concern”

The 7-year-old Kanan Bishnoi shows her appreciation of the beautiful Munia with a heartfelt poem.   When I wake up in the morning, Many birds are calling, The Munia is picking up the grass, For her babies she forecasts, All the grass she can amass, She makes